Marion, Virginia

Friends of the Lincoln Annual Campaign


Friends of the Lincoln is the theatre's annual year-end campaign to support the ongoing success of the theatre. Over 20 years ago, gracious volunteers began working fervently to restore the historic theatre from the brink of destruction. Friends of the Lincoln contributions help ensure the continued success and preservation of the unique Mayan-Revival movie palace. Donors get exclusive access to event tickets throughout the year. Contributions to the Lincoln are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.

Your contributions help us ensure broad accessibility and engagement with a new generation of patrons through our ever-expanding educational initiatives like the annual Missoula Children’s Theatre residency, American Shakespeare Center workshops, and coming in 2020, the inaugural Appalachian Youth Film & Visual Arts Festival!

The evidence is clear; students participating in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college, and five times more likely to finish high school. And the arts are not just for artists. No matter what career path students take, exposure to the arts will benefits them in any field. For that reason, we take great pride in being able to offer these opportunities, and you should too, because your support makes it possible!
Please become a member of the Friends of the Lincoln Sustainer’s Group!

Your contribution reaches far beyond the walls of The Lincoln as our local economy improves with every performance we offer. Additionally, we have been able to expand our educational outreach to bring programs and educational opportunities directly into schools, assisted living facilities, and other organizations. Through our partnerships with the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts, Appalachian Music Heritage Foundation, and the Smyth County School Board, we are able to build a local arts community greater than the sum our parts!

The Lincoln Theatre would not exist if not for the vision, passion, and dedication to the formerly abandoned movie palace. Our organization’s primary objective is to ensure the continued preservation of the historic Mayan Revival theatre, so that it can be enjoyed for many future generations to enjoy. Please join me in helping make that vision a reality by becoming a member of the Friends of the Lincoln Sustainer’s Group.



The Lincoln Theatre - 117 East Main Street, Marion, VA, (276) 783-6092

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